Skip to comments.West Point Cadet Expelled After Incident Involving Singer Patti Labelle’s Bodyguards (video)
Posted on 06/13/2011 11:53:00 AM PDT by Falcon28
HOUSTON A West Point cadet is speaking out about an incident at Houstons Bush International Airport involving R&B singer Patti LaBelle.
Houston native Richard King claims he was attacked while waiting for his family to pick him up outside the airport terminal.
I had no idea who Patti LaBelle was until this incident, King said.
Surveillance cameras captured parts of what happened.
I was on the phone and thats all I remember. I remember waking up the next day with staples in my head, King said.
King was pushed into a concrete pole by LaBelles bodyguards and when he tried to stand up, he was unable to do so.
According to the police report, witnesses told investigators King threw the first punch.
On the surveillance video, King is seen talking on the phone before the altercation.
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Patti LaBelle needs a crew of bodyguards? Really? She could knock on my door and say “Hi” and I would have zero clue as to who she was.
What did the guy do deserve such an attack?
Couldn’t tell anything by the video.
Can’t tell much from the video.
Where is the rest of the video...the portion before this, where he allegedly “threw the first punch”?
Where is it? That would answer a lot.
I don’t understand why, if that is true, he would be on the phone, not looking like expected a confrontation at all.
And who are the witnesses? Members of Patti LaBelle’s “entourage”? It would be helpful to know that also.
Based on what I see, I tend to believe his version of events.
No doubt the racists, Imam Ozero and Holder, are behind this West Point decision - gotta protect “his people”.
He hardly threw the first punch, he merely tried to push the gal’s thug away from his face. And even still it could hardly be characterized as a “punch”....more like whoa, back off dude.
The kid is a victim of PC.
There must be something to this story we are missing
West Point does not expell people who get beat up for minding their own business. (at least they didn’t used to)
Maybe this guy is a wiseguy who attracts this sort of behavior (not good for the military)
or maybe he was expelled for ‘disrspectin’ one of Holders People.
If it is the second I hope he wins a huge lawsuit
Let’s see - who should we believe? A West Point cadet, or thuggist bodyguards of an R & B singer?
>>>Patti LaBelle needs a crew of bodyguards? Really? She could knock on my door and say Hi and I would have zero clue as to who she was.<<<<
After seeing what happened to the cadet I’ll say that if Patti LaBelle and her gang of thugs showed up at my door uninvited I’d have good cause to be concerned for the safety of my family and I, or my husband, would respond the same as we would with any other kind of thug showing up at our door.
The idiot cops who had their pictures taken with the starlet should be disciplined.
How unprofessional can you get?
HPD only interviewed LaBelle and her entourage.
They don't seem to have any unbiased witnesses, do they?
If the races were reversed, if that had been a white celebrity’s two white bodyguards attacking a black man, this would be national news, a hate crime, and Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson would be all over it. A white celebrity would be looking for relief.
I hope he successfuly sues the thugs, LaBelle and the HPD for a fortune.
The West Point chickenshit who made this decision is a disgrace and should be removed from his position. Since when can't a cadet stand in a public place and defend himself when accosted?
I’m with Dr. Thorne.
True. We have slipped down the “Alice in Wonderland” rabbit hole!
Cadet King got bounced out of West Point by his peers. West Point made a statement last week alluding to an Honor Violation. No specifics.
It's hard to say what exactly happened, but it may be related to questioning in the LaBelle incident. He may have been shown to have made a false statement.
He’s a victim of being white and beaten up by 3 HUGE black men! Ridiculous!
>>It’s hard to say what exactly happened, but it may be related to questioning in the LaBelle incident. He may have been shown to have made a false statement. <<
You don’t know that, and to speculate that, is pointless.
Of course. And the white celebrity would have to make unlimited apology statements while the talking heads in the media declared their career dead and over due to the incident. Meanwhile, Ms. LaBelle will be seen as a “Legendary Diva”.
I think you hit the nail on the head, that he was disrespecting people who are in a protected class by the DOJ.
Not to argue, but West Point statement said Honor Violation. Considering that the dismissal came on the heals of the LaBelle incident there’s not a whole lot of alternate explanations.
Then he does have a case IMO.
What do you expect if they don't allow self-defense to soldiers in a war zone, unless an attorney for Taliban gives permission?
Another affie-on-whitey hate crime that goes unreported and unpunished.
>>Not to argue, but West Point statement said Honor Violation. Considering that the dismissal came on the heals of the LaBelle incident theres not a whole lot of alternate explanations.<<
Not to argue, but you are pulling it out of thin air. Maybe they went all PC and they dismissed him for being in the path of the fists of “Holder’s People.”
That is EVERY BIT as credible, and actually, more likely.
U.S. Military Academy Statement
from Lt. Col. Sherri Reed, Director of Public Affairs
The U.S. Military Academy completed a thorough investigation regarding the incident that occurred at the Houston Airport on March 11, 2011, involving Cadet Richard King. Following this investigation, the Academy chain of command took appropriate administrative action in accordance with Army Regulation 210-26.
At this time, the specific details of Cadet Kings case are protected by the Privacy Act, and are therefore not releasable.
Cadets who are placed on a suspended separation status (similar to probation in the civilian judicial system) for an honor violation or an act of misconduct are required to meet a number of conditions in order to continue at the Academy. Failure to meet this condition results in separation from the Academy.
Cadets who are separated from the Academy after the beginning of their junior year are typically obligated to either pay back the cost of their education or serve on active duty as a specialist (E-4) in the Army for a period of three years.
Additionally, the Superintendent may recommend separated cadets to participate in the Academy Mentorship Program. A cadet who participates in the AMP may apply for readmission to the Academy after serving eight to twelve months of active duty service. The decision regarding readmission is based on their complete record at West Point and successful performance as a Soldier while on enlisted duty.
West Point trains, educates, and inspires future leaders of the U.S. Army and Nation, in keeping with the highest traditions of professional military service.
Hopefully when King goes back to West Point the Pretender in Chief will no longer be in office.
As for Houston Police Department, I now have as much respect for them as I do for Minneapolis PD. The K-Mart incident was not isolated, it was just an indication of the professionalism of HPD going back down the toilet. The hard work of Sam Nuchia was all for naught.
So where’s the part about “making a false statement”? You left that part out.
This story has been floating around for a while now and Ive yet to see very much mainstream media coverage of it.
Can you imagine if a white has been,Joan Collins for example, flanked by an all white entourage assailed a unsuspecting young black man for being too close to her luggage.
That's what I said on another thread, and used Ted Nugent as an example, since he is a known conservative and would catch flak that a white lib might avoid.
Didn’t she have some hit records back in the ‘70s???
I recognize the name, but wouldn’t recognize her if I saw her.
Same here! I do not even know if she black, white, or whatever?
Interesting that he's out, but they can't say why...
As Obama would say, “The police acted stupidly”.
The very worst part is how fast the PC creeps at West Point shafted their own cadet.
What in that legalese statement says what the Cadet did to deserve expulsion?
We’re still back at “offended a protected minority under the Holder DOJ” as just as plausible an explanation as any.
I had no idea who Patti LaBelle was until this incident,
...BWAHAHAHAHA! Neither do her bodyguards!
I seem to recall that Lavelle customarily would check into hotels for her latest gig and order up all kinds of freebies for her entourage. They are rabidly supportive of her. she was noted for the outragious hair dos.
Obama’s America; get beaten and hospitalized by racist thugs, get expelled.
Sounds more like South Africa or Zimbabwe. Is that where we’re headed?
Patti is definitely not a starlet. She is an old bag way past her prime (which was around 1970.)
She is very popular with the gay guys.
From the news reporting the THUGS allegations, and based upon AR 210-26, the only SUPPOSED violation that may possibly be in play, IF YOU ACCEPT THE thugs words that he attacked them, would be this section:
“Cadets are required to act as leaders of character. They are not only to abstain from all vicious, immoral, and irregular conduct, but they are also enjoined to conduct themselves upon every occasion with the propriety and decorum characterizing a society of ladies and gentlemen.”
Again, this applies if you accept the THUGS words or the HPD. The Academy has no courage to cave like they did. Lt Col Sherri is no doubt a typical protected affirmative-action West Pointer, and possibly one of Holder’s people, too.
What chance did the cadet have?
Not much of one, given the PC environment today.
Double secret probation
Attention! Breaking news!
Oh, wait... this has already been posted 43 times.
Actually it's the first thread with a video of him explaining what happened and accompanied by a airport video. That's ok, you're only 42 off.